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Then came quadruple heart bypass surgery, throat cancer and further heart attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They wanted to figure out if they improved (at an operation called coronary artery bypass graft) with each procedure performed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The party chairman was seriously ill after a heart bypass operation when he signed them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They preferred to recruit their own personnel and bypass the government altogether. Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)It will encourage more and more to bypass the system for asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are deftly bypassing this strenuous part of the process. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)Who then should have coronary artery bypass grafting? BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)Are there any other new ways to bypass cash? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The regulations after bypass surgery are similar. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)Recently he had a heart bypass operation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The man who once had heart bypass surgery declines to take a lift upstairs to his office. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How much improvement can be expected from bypass surgery? Living with Angina (1991)Some of these commuters will end up with worse train services thanks to being bypassed by the new line. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The old cart road was bypassed in 1903 when the railway opened. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She underwent coronary bypass surgery and was back in the classroom in six weeks, free of angina. Living with Angina (1991)Subsequent testing showed badly clogged coronary arteries, and it was time for my first coronary artery bypass surgery. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)Second, they are already thinking about the coronary bypass surgery that is sure to be recommended at the end of the test. Living with Angina (1991)Bank officials say the US system would have bypassed the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are usually paid directly, the money bypassing the tenant's pocket. Times, Sunday Times (2008)While disruptive, these changes also expose you to ideas and offers that otherwise you'd have ignored or bypassed as being too troublesome. Times, Sunday Times (2008)QE made it possible for larger businesses to raise money, bypassing banks, and made it cheaper for them to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: bypass /ˈbaɪˌpɑːs/ NOUN
A bypass is a surgical operation performed on or near the heart, in which the flow of blood is redirected so that it does not flow through a part of the heart that is diseased or blocked.
...heart bypass surgery.
- American English: bypass
- Arabic: جِرَاحَةُ تـَحْوِيلِ مَجْرى الشَرْيان
- Brazilian Portuguese: ponte de safena
- Chinese: 旁路 医
- Croatian: srčana premosnica
- Czech: obchvat
- Danish: bypassoperation
- Dutch: bypass
- European Spanish: bypass
- Finnish: ohitustie
- French: rocade
- German: Umgehungsstraße
- Greek: παράκαμψη
- Italian: bypass
- Japanese: バイパス
- Korean: 우회로
- Norwegian: omkjøring
- Polish: bypass
- European Portuguese: bypass
- Romanian: by-pass
- Russian: шунтирование
- Spanish: bypass
- Swedish: förbifartsled
- Thai: ทางอ้อม
- Turkish: çevre yolu
- Ukrainian: шунтування
- Vietnamese: đường vòng
British English: bypass VERB
ignore If you bypass someone or something that you would normally have to get involved with, you ignore them, often because you want to achieve something more quickly.
A growing number of employers are trying to bypass the unions altogether.
British English: bypass VERB
road If a road bypasses a place, it goes around it rather than through it.
...money for new roads to bypass cities.
Definition of bypass from the Collins English Dictionary
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